An American Werewolf in London

An American Werewolf in London (1981)

Beware the Moon.

  • Genre: Horror, Comedy
  • Release Date: 1981-08-21
  • User Rating: 7.3/10 from 2005 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 37min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Universal Pictures
  • Production Country: United Kingdom, United States of America
  • Director: John Landis
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Two American tourists in England are attacked by a werewolf that none of the locals will admit exists.

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  • David Naughton

    as David Kessler
  • Jenny Agutter

    as Nurse Alex Price
  • Griffin Dunne

    as Jack Goodman
  • John Woodvine

    as Dr. J. S. Hirsch
  • Don McKillop

    as Inspector Villiers
  • Brian Glover

    as Chess Player
  • David Schofield

    as Dart Player
  • Lila Kaye

    as Barmaid
  • Rik Mayall

    as 2nd Chess Player
  • Sean Baker

    as 2nd Dart Player
  • Frank Oz

    as Mr. Collins / Miss Piggy (archive footage)
  • Paul Kember

    as Sergeant McManus
  • Joe Belcher

    as Truck Driver
  • Paddy Ryan

    as First Werewolf
  • Anne-Marie Davies

    as Nurse Susan Gallagher
  • Colin Fernandes

    as Benjamin
  • Albert Moses

    as Hospital Porter
  • Jim Henson

    as Kermit the Frog (archive footage)
  • Dave Goelz

    as Beauregard (archive footage)
  • Michele Brisigotti

    as Rachel Kessler
  • Mark Fisher

    as Max Kessler
  • Gordon Sterne

    as Mr. Kessler
  • Paula Jacobs

    as Mrs. Kessler
  • Claudine Bowyer

    as Creepy Little Girl
  • Johanna Crayden

    as Creepy Little Girl
  • Nina Carter

    as Naughty Nina
  • Geoffrey Burridge

    as Harry Berman
  • Brenda Cavendish

    as Judith Browns
  • Christopher Scoular

    as Sean
  • Mary Tempest

    as Sean's Wife
  • Cynthia Powell

    as Sister Hobbs
  • Sydney Bromley

    as Alf
  • Frank Singuineau

    as Ted
  • Will Leighton

    as Joseph
  • Michael Carter

    as Gerald Bringsley
  • Elizabeth Bradley

    as Woman in Zoo
  • Rufus Deakin

    as Little Boy with Balloons
  • Lesley Ward

    as Little Boy's Mother
  • George Hilsdon

    as News-vendor
  • Gerry Lewis

    as Man in Bus Queue
  • Denis Fraser

    as 2nd Man in Bus Queue
  • Alan Ford

    as Taxi Driver
  • Peter Ellis

    as Bobby in Trafalgar Square
  • Denise Stephens

    as Girl in Trafalgar Square
  • Christine Hargreaves

    as Ticket Lady
  • Lucien Morgan

    as Lance Boyle ("See You Next Wednesday" Cast)
  • Dave Cooper

    as Chris Bailey ("See You Next Wednesday" Cast)
  • Susan Spencer

    as Georgia Bailey ("See You Next Wednesday" Cast)
  • Bob Babenia

    as Usher
  • Ken Sicklen

    as Bobby at Cinema
  • John Salthouse

    as Bobby at Cinema
  • John Altman

    as Assorted Police
  • Keith Hodiak

    as Assorted Police
  • John Owens

    as Assorted Police
  • Roger Rowland

    as Assorted Police
  • Linzi Drew

    as Brenda Bristols
  • John Cannon

    as Villager (uncredited)
  • George Oliver

    as Man in Cinema (uncredited)
  • John Landis

    as Man Being Smashed into Window (uncredited)
Production Peter Guber Executive Producer
Production Jon Peters Executive Producer
Writing John Landis Screenplay
Directing John Landis Director
Art Leslie Dilley Art Direction
Sound Elmer Bernstein Original Music Composer
Production George Folsey Jr. Producer
Costume & Make-Up Deborah Nadoolman Costume Design
Art Keith Pain Assistant Art Director
Sound Michael Clifford Music Editor
Production Debbie McWilliams Casting
Production Joyce Herlihy Production Manager
Sound Ivan Sharrock Sound Mixer
Camera Robert Paynter Director of Photography
Editing Malcolm Campbell Editor
Costume & Make-Up Robin Grantham Makeup Artist
Sound John Poyner Sound Editor
Crew Martin Gutteridge Special Effects
Crew Roy Alon Stunts
Art Simon Wakefield Set Dresser
Costume & Make-Up Rick Baker Makeup Artist
Crew Rick Baker Makeup Effects
Sound Don Sharpe Sound Editor
Editing Jonathan Lucas Assistant Editor
Art Dave Jordan Property Master
Costume & Make-Up Beryl Lerman Makeup Artist
Sound Rowland Fowles Boom Operator
Crew Colin Skeaping Stunts
Costume & Make-Up Ian Hickinbotham Wardrobe Master
Editing Anna Ksiezopolska Assistant Editor
Sound Ken Weston Boom Operator
Sound Rocky Phelan Assistant Sound Editor
Sound Donald Banks Sound Assistant
Production Ray Freeborn Location Manager
Art Peter Childs Assistant Art Director
Art Len Furey Construction Manager
Art Fred Gunning Supervising Carpenter
Crew Richard Lightman Special Sound Effects
Editing Simon Battersby Assistant Editor
Editing Clive Hartley Assistant Editor
Editing Steven Maguire Assistant Editor
Sound Roy Benson Assistant Sound Editor
Art Bill Hargreaves Props
Art Derek Ixer Dressing Prop